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Boon Oude Kriek

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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Lembeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oude Kriek Boon is one of the finest examples of the 100% spontaneous fermentation fruit-Lambic style. 400 g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a blend of young and old Boon Lambic that has been aged in oak casks. After clarification, the Oude kriek is bottled and refermented. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavourings, preservatives or colourings added. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Pour slowly in a flute glass without disturbing the yeast sediment in the bottle. Cheers !


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (1142) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
@ Havregatan 141212. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Sour with cherries, light vanilla notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is long and dry with cherries. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1877) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller bar Copenhagen. Dark red color, pink head. Sour taste with oak, cherries, tart, citrus and a bit of acidic notes. Sour finish with cherries, tart, citrus and earthy notes. Excellent kriek.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobhund (423) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1470) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
Pours ruby red with finger thick pink head Aromas of cherries, cassis, garden branch, bicarbonate, sour grapes Taste has mazarin, bicarbonate, cherries, sour grapes, hints of caramel. Sour and nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (62) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Smells yeast and cherry, looks fantastic, red beer with pink foam! Tastes a lot if cherry but with good balance of the slightly sour undercurrent typical for lambiics.. Very refreshing ..

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericalnemar (9) - - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
Pours deep red. Big pink head which is fast disappearing. Aroma and taste of cherries and marzipan. Beautiful sour finish. No bitterness. High carbonation. Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laurids (12) - - OCT 18, 2014
Be prepared when you pour, because this baby has a beautiful head, which unfortunately is gone within seconds. It is funny how the smell reminds me of christmas eve, but the taste is so fresh and reminds me of summer. Behind the wonderful cherry taste there is a champagne-like feeling going on. It is very beautiful and I can recommend! It is very light-bodied and even the fizziness is not over the top.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 375ml bottle poured in a Kriek Tulip glass. First of all, beautiful bottle art. Small corked green bottle with a violet label. This one concerns the 2006 harvest with the "best before" marked as "21/01/2030". A: Pours a dark red cherry color forming a huge bubbled rose head. Low retention and some chunks of bubbled lacings left in the glass walls S: Very Belgian Lambic in the nose. I mean, very fruity. Cherry juice. Tart. Lambic yeasts. Mild sweet malts in the end T: Follows the nose. Very fruity. Cherry juice. Absolutely deliciously smooth in the mouth. Upfront is mild sweet, in overall a watery, smoothly tart and dry beer. Good stuff M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Sweet upfront, watery mouth sensation. Tart cherry aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Absolutely great Kriek beer! [ BA Review @ 7/21/2012 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
2012 Vintage 375mL corked Champagne bottle Looks great! Dense, creamy pink head holds atop a lively deep scarlet body - decent clarity to it. Aroma exudes funk - Parmesan/hard cheese, barnyard, hay, bruised pineapple & green apple, some toasty barrel notes, and, not to be overshadowed, sour cherry, stones & all. Palate is bone dry, lean, lively, acidity is lifted without being overbearing or brutal - well controlled you might say - has a nice creaminess to it, providing weight to an otherwise thin beer. Cherries come through more pronounced on the palate; slightly sweet, even just for a mere moment. It continues with more funk - old cream, vanilla oak, red wine vinegar, touch of raspberry in there, lightly toasted oak. Finishes a touch short, but refreshing. Very nice, not overly fruity or acidic, good hit of funk for interest.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mackeon (57) - - OCT 9, 2014
Exquisite beer, one of the very best Krieken. The flavor of the fresh local cherries, the famous sour Schaarbeekse Krieken, shines through, making for an unmistakable, delicious aroma and unbeatable palate. And with its slightly higher than usual alcohol content, for a fruit beer, that is, it carries an unexpected kick. Fabulous beer. An of course, the label is in the Boon house-style, matter of fact, no frills, very nice.


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